Olin’s Angel to Toronto

Director Margreth Olin. Photo: Nfi.no

Norwegian director Margreth Olin’s first feature, The Angel (Engelen), will have its world première in the Discovery sidebar at the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs between September 10- 19. The film will be domestically released by Sandrew Metronome Norge on October 2.

The Canadian festival, which has previously selected Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg’s Max Manus for a gala screening, will also present Matias Armand Jordal’s Together (Sammen) in the Discovery programme, which is dedicated to ”new and emerging fimmakers.”

Produced by Thomas Robsahm for Speranza Film, with Swedish and Finnish participation, The Angel stars Maria Bonnevie as a young girl who wants to quit drugs and make a fresh start, when she gives birth to a daughter. Bonnevie, Olin and Robsahm will represent the film in Toronto; Olin has won two Amandas, Norway’s national cinema prizes, for her documentaries.

Together, with Fridtjov Såheim and Odin Waage in the leads as father and son, follows the disintegration of a family after the mother’s death in an accident. Jordal’s feature debut, which will have its international première at the festival, was produced by Tom Rysstad, for Mirmar Film Production. It was launched in Norway on 23 January by Sandrew Metronome Norge. Both Jordal and Rysstad will go to Toronto.

Source: Nfi.com

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